Hurricanes, Norrman Storm to Victory at Queens Invitational
KANNAPOLIS, N.C. -- The No. 2 Georgia Southwestern golf team was crowned tournament champs as they carded a nine-under 275 during round 3 of the Queens Invitational to move up the leaderboard into first place, finishing with a total score of 835 (-17). With scores of 279-281-275=835, the Hurricanes broke the 18-hole, 36-hole and 54-hole program record at the Par-71, 7,024 yard course. USC Aiken finished in third with Young Harris seventh, North Georgia eighth and Lander 10th.
Vincent Norrman shot a round three 70, finishing eight-under 205 as he picked up his third individual win this season. Cole Madison led round 3 for the Hurricanes as he carded a tournament-low 66, finishing tied for ninth place with a 210 (-3) card. Saksit Jairak carded a 70 followed by Chase McLain, who carded a 72 as they finished tied for 13th and 15th place with final cards of 211 (-2) and 212 (-1), respectively. Simon Estrada rounded out GSW with a 69 in round three for a 215 (+2) card to finish tied for 25th place as all five players finished in the top 25.
Norrman won the tiebreaker to beat out USC Aiken's Leo Johansson, who finished with a score of 205 (-8) for a second place finish. Dan Bradbury and Erik Fogel of Lincoln-Memorial finished in third and fourth place with cards of 207 (-6) and 208 (-5), respectively. North Georgia's Tanner Mack closed out the top five individual players as he also carded a 208 (-5) to end tied in fourth place.
USC Aiken was led by Johansson, who shot eight-under par, 205, for the event.
Leonardo Bono took sixth after carding four-under par, 209. George Eubank continued his solid play, taking ninth after shooting three-und par, 210.
Young Harris shot 288 in the final round over the par 71, 7,024-yard layout at The Club at Irish Creek to finish the 54-hole event with a score of 861.
Tobias Jonsson was the top Mountain Lion at the tournament, tying for 15th place at 212 after posting a 72 in the final round. Peter Chung had the low round of the day with a 70 and finished in 24th with a 214 total. Chad Carter tied for 51st place at 220 after signing for a 77, while John Bolger tied for 59th at 221 and Valter Andersson finished tied for 74th at 225. Both Bolger and Andersson carded 73s in the final round. Georgia Southwestern State's Vincent Norman earned medalist honors in a playoff after shooting 205.
North Georgia's Tanner Merck finished in a tie for fourth place, earning All-Tournament Team honors. Merck shot even-par 71 to finish at 5-under for the tournament, good for the fifth-best 54-hole score in program history. He finished three strokes off the pace of Normann and Johansson.
As a team, UNG finished the tournament at 11-over-par, one shot outside of the record books for 54-hole tournaments. The Nighthawks finished two strokes back of Young Harris and three back of Carson-Newman.
The Lander men's golf team finished 11th overall to close out the Invitational.
Chris Fortenberry led the way for the Bearcats with a one-under 212 to finish in a tie for 15th overall. Jon Parker finished right behind as he tied for 19th with a score of 213. Valentin Peugnet and Roberto Garagorri finished tied for 51st at seven-over 220. Cameron Bell rounded out the Bearcat lineup in a tie for 91st place with a score of 231.
Kim and Gonzalez Earn Top-10 Finishes as Clayton State Places Fifth at Matt Dyas Invitational
CARROLLTON, Ga. – Clayton State men's golf notched a pair of Top-10 individual finishes and came in 5-of-11 at the Ninth Annual Matt Dyas Invitational on Tuesday, October 22. As a team they shot a 289-284-286-859 and were one stroke out of fourth place.
Sophomore Javier Gonzalez (San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico) closed out the tournament with a 6-of-64 finish to lead the Lakers as he shot a 69-68-72-209 to come in seven-under par. Not far behind, however, would be senior Joseph Kim (Martinez, Ga.) who tied for seventh with a 71-70-69-210. For Kim, his third round score of 69 was not only good enough for six-under but was his third sub-70 round of the season, all of which have come over his past six rounds.
Junior Raul Carbonell (Panama City, Panama) moved up 12 spots to tie for 19th (74-73-69-216) while redshirt-sophomore Sam Hershoff (Naples, Fla.) placed 37th (75-73-76-224). Senior Ivan Emiliano (Cabo San Lucas, Mexico) closed out the Clayton State contingent in a tie for 48th at 76-76-79-231.
Host West Georgia claimed the tournament title with an 836 and was followed by No. 10 Lee (845) and No. 15 Delta State (845) in a second place tie and Montevallo (858) in fourth.
The Lakers have now closed out the 2019 portion of the schedule and will be back in action in February of 2020.